Creates processing plans for arranging and describing the records of Little, Brown and Co. and Houghton Mifflin; determines processing levels; and establishes project timelines.
Processes Little, Brown, and Co. and Houghton Mifflin records; analyzes and re-uses existing description as appropriate; performs basic preservation and rehousing; describes materials in finding aids and catalog records; and prepares materials for off-site storage.
Processes large format materials from the Harvard Theatre Collection: assesses conservation needs; rehouses materials as necessary; integrates material intellectually with related collections providing basic description in finding aids and catalog records; and prepares materials for off-site storage as necessary.
Maintains documentation of procedures and processes; compiles statistics and reports as necessary.
Contributes to Houghton Library Public Services reference desk rotation.
This position may supervise student, hourly, and/or project staff.
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Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
BA and MLS required.
Two years' experience with archival accessioning and/or archival arrangement and description, preferably in an academic or research library, desired.
Experience with the use and application of DACS and MARC, as well as other archival descriptive and content standards.
Familiarity with the history of dance in the United States and Europe.
Familiarity with determining processing levels and implementation of MPLP.
Superior written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work collegially within and across organizations; great attention to detail; demonstrated ability to manage time and tasks and complete projects in a timely manner.
Reading knowledge of one or more European languages is desirable.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50986BR
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